Definitions for: Screamer


[n] a very hard hit ball
[n] gooselike aquatic bird of South America having a harsh trumpeting call
[n] a sensational newspaper headline
[n] someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice



Webster (1913) Definition: Scream"er, n.
1. Something so remarkable as to provoke a scream, as of joy.
[Slang]

2. An exclamation mark. [Printer's Slang]


Scream"er, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of three species of South American birds constituting
the family Anhimid[ae], and the suborder Palamede[ae].
They have two spines on each wing, and the head is either
crested or horned. They are easily tamed, and then serve as
guardians for other poultry. The crested screamers, or
chajas, belong to the genus Chauna. The horned screamer, or
kamichi, is Palamedea cornuta.

Synonyms: bawler, bellower, roarer, scorcher, screecher, shouter, yeller

See Also: Anhima cornuta, Anhimidae, communicator, crested screamer, crier, family Anhimidae, headline, hit, hitting, horned screamer, newspaper headline, striking, water bird, waterbird, waterfowl

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